Sometimes you just need to get back to basics and clean eating and that’s what I’m aiming for these days. I’m trying to eat in a way that makes me feel good. For me that means staying away from anything processed and anything high in starch. Today I baked some of the Dukan Bread that allows me to feel like I’m cheating but am really not and I also made a stew that will be my dinner for the next several days. Easy since I can make this ahead and just quickly heat and eat. No thinking… No lamenting… just eating for the purpose of nourishing my body and getting rid of some of that bloated yuk I tend to feel when I eat a lot of the bad stuff. Which unfortunately is quite often and it made good use of the kale I was able to keep away from the critters in our hood!
If there are any of you Dukan dieters out there you will appreciate this dish. It’s hard living this way and it takes some work since it’s so outside of the way we’re or at least, I’m used to eating.
Dukan Friendly Ground Turkey Stew
- 1 package of ground turkey meat
- 1diced onion
- 5-6 Garlic cloves mashed
- 1 can diced tomatoes (I used the ones with garlic and olive oil)
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1 half jar of salsa (I used Pace medium spice and I’m pretty sure this is a cheat but oh well… it needs a little hit of something!)
- ½ small cabbage (diced into bite sized pieces)
- 1 handful of chopped kale or spinach
- 1 -2 dashes of Sour Salt seasoning or a splash of vinegar
Dice the onion and mince the garlic and place both in a pot with a little drizzle of olive oil. Fry the garlic and onions until the onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
Add in all other ingredients (except the vinegar/sour salt) stir and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is the tenderness you like. I like mine a little firm and crispy still.
Add in the vinegar or sour salt to taste. This can be eaten with shiratake noodles to make it a filling meal. I often add in a small bag of the shirataki rice because it hides easily in the stew and I’m not a huge fan of the taste but like to eat it when I’m easing up on starches and carbs.
Many of the ingredients in this are a guesstimate since you can certainly adjust the salsa to either hot or mild depending on your affinity for hot foods. Also, the amount of sour depends on individual taste. I like a little sourness in my stew.